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• Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, 1984
• Ashland College, Ashland, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 1980

Admitted to Practice

• Supreme Court of Ohio
• U.S. District Court
• U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
• U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations, Affiliations and Achievements

• The Best Lawyers in America® (2014-present)
• Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®
• Top Rated Lawyer by The American Lawyer Magazine and Corporate Counsel
• Women Leaders in the Law, The American Lawyer Magazine
• Ohio Super Lawyer (2005 – Present)
• Top 50 Women Lawyers in Ohio
• Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cleveland
• Super Lawyer, Nationwide Business Edition
• Super Lawyer, Nationwide Corporate Counsel Edition
• Living Legend, Hall of Fame – Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
• Leadership Cleveland Class of 2010
• Crain’s Women of Note
• Founders Award – Ohio Women’s Bar Association (OWBA)
• Leading Lawyer by Inside Business
• Rainmaker Award by Northern Ohio Live
• Life Member Eighth District Judicial Conference
• Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
• Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF), Board Member 2015-Present
• Ohio Bar Association
• Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA), President — 2007-2008, Trustee — 1997-1999
• Judicial Review Committee
• Past Chair, Commission for Women in Law

Frequent Author and Presenter on Topics including

• Social Media as Evidence, ACC
• A Woman’s Way, published in
• Probate Litigation Issues and Trends, Probate Law Journal
• American Association of Corporate Counsel
• How In-House Counsel Can Preserve The Attorney-Client Privilege Even In The Age Of Social Media
• The Attorney-Client Privilege for In-House Counsel
• Probate and Trust Litigation Issues, Lorman
• NITA Cleveland Faculty
• NITA Cleveland Depositions Skills Workshop -Facilitator
• TROs & Preliminary Injunctions, State & Federal, Ohio CLE Institute
• On Point, Sharpening Your Deposition Skills, Prof. Edu. Systems
• Winning Without Losing Your Professionalism, Ohio CLE Institute
• The Woman Litigator, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Practice Areas
  • Business Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Employment Litigation